DSGN06101 2013 Studio Skills Architectural Representation 1b

General Details

Full Title
Studio Skills Architectural Representation 1b
Transcript Title
ArchRep 1b
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Subject Area
DSGN - Design
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Bernadette Donohoe, Maeliosa O'Brien, Cliona Brady
Programme Membership
SG_JINTE_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Architectural Design SG_JINTE_B07 201300 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design SG_VINTE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_VINTE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_JINTE_H08 201400 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture RIBA 1

The module will introduce a range of design communication skills using appropriate media (drawing, modelling and computer-aided) including personal skills involving discussion, negotiation, and team-working. Students will develop an understanding of architectural drawings and conventions and visual representation methods. Introduction to the essential tools, commands and modifiers required to produce simple architectural CAD drawings

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Deliver visual, verbal and written presentations utilising appropriate language, terminology and representational graphics


Compile and deliver a presentation to a peer group and to listen and critically respond to the views of others


Utilise orthographic and paraline architectural drawing conventions at a basic level


Appreciate the range, context, use and cross-referencing of design information


Construct and utilise scale models, using appropriate materials, as a design development tool from concept to presentation stage


Create simple design drawings within a CAD programme


Utilise basic image edit techniques within a CAD programme


Manage electronic drawings, files, folders, CAD blocks employing an appropriate nomenclature

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative and summative continuous assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work mainly: drawings, essays, projects, presentations, debate.

Indicative Syllabus

·         Orthographic and paraline drawing

·         Sketch and constructed perspectives

·         Model types and techniques; model-making safety procedures

·         Architectural vocabulary & terminology

·         Three-dimensional orthographic drawing

·         Team-working skills

·         Research techniques

·         Rendering techniques and presentation skills

·         Collage and photo-montage

·         CAD: draw and modify commands

·         CAD: drawing and file management

·         CAD: printing and plotting

          CAD: Ergonomics and Health and Safety

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Design Presentation Design Presentation Drawings and Models Continuous Assessment Project 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment CAD Project Continuous Assessment Project 50 % OnGoing 6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Architectural Studio Drawing and Presentation 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory CAD 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Ching, Francis, D. K, (2002) Architectural Graphics, Van Nostrand Reinhold

Ching, Francis, D. K, (1998) Design Drawing, Wiley

Cooper, C, (2007) Drawing & Perceiving,New York: John Wiley & Sons

Doyle, M. (1999) Color Drawing, New York: John Wiley & Sons

Farrelly, L. (2007) Representational Techniques, London:Ava

Simpson, I, (2006) Drawing, Seeing and Observation,London: A & C Black

Yee, Rendow, (1997), Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, John Wiley & Sons

Other Resources


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